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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 11, 2011 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw that show! No, the actual show, not DSO

I actually don't think 9/4/91 was a clunker at all! Just don't think most of the folks go to see DSO expecting to hear a '91 show. But hey, it was a strong set list that night -- ten songs in the first set and no shitty new songs to muck up the flow. One of the best Scarlet>Fires of the 90s, imo.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 11, 2011 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw that show! No, the actual show, not DSO

FB - The Scarlet-Fire last night was indeed a smoker. I really hope the show goes up soon. Jeff Mattson and Rob Eaton were doing some crazy stuff that I never saw Jer and Bobby do. Mattson kept doing this Robin Trower slide up the neck during Fire and then Eaton did a couple of Pete Townsend windmills. They both did those a couple of times much to the enjoyment of the crowd - unfortunately not something you will necessarily hear.

To the earlier point about shows - I know when I go to a DSO show I never know what to expect. I've heard everything from 2/23/69 through 91. I'd have to check, but I think last night's show was the latest I've seen them perform. Then you have the curveball of an original show where they put together a setlist that is completely on it's ear. New Potato Caboose into Liberty?!?!?!

I heard one comment last night I forgot to put in my write-up that talks a little to the level of effort DSO puts in to recreating a show. Certainly they don't try recreate the suckiness of a show, but I have heard them make a sucky show palatable. Mostly shows from the '80s (apologies to the '80s fans out there - I have no frame of reference since the 80s were my lost years wrt to the Dead).

Anyway, the comment I heard a guy telling his son - "These guys aren't as good as the Dead because they don't make as many mistakes."

I thought that was a pretty interesting perspective. Of course, most of us understand that DSO is not the Dead. Bt to their credit they do a damn good job of recreating what we will never have the opportunity to see again. And for the new kids just getting into the scene, they do, for just a few hours, take those kids into a place that's pretty close.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jul 11, 2011 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw that show! No, the actual show, not DSO

true! its great for the 23 year old like me. I recall my first dark star that they played. I hopped from the phil zone to bobbys speakers etc trying to get as much out of it as I could. They're always so much fun. But a bit disappointing when you drive for a total of 4 hours to hear a 92 show, or an original set list... But again, they're all I've got (especially accounting for furthur's distaste of the midwest)

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jul 11, 2011 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw that show! No, the actual show, not DSO

I know they don't try to recreate the suckiness of a show.
Just the way that he worded it mixed with the way my warped mind works, that was what popped into my head.

Glad you enjoyed yourself!!!
Appreciate your detailed blow by blow of the evening.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jul 11, 2011 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw that show! No, the actual show, not DSO

Your probably right that most folks wouldn't expect to see a 90s show. myself included. your post just made me think to myself "why wouldn't they do a 90s show"? No reason for them not to afterall.

I will add the original show to my list of shows to check out for the week. I don't venture into the 90s much, so i will check it out based on your reccomendation.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jul 12, 2011 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw that show! No, the actual show, not DSO

You are right Snow and Rain!!!
9/4/91 is most definitely not a clunker!! LOL
Thanks for pointing it out to me. I don't venture into the 90s much, so this was a refreshing change.

Indeed a strong set list. A decent first set, but the pre drums second set is very good. Scarlet seemed a little shaky to me , but the transition into Fire all the way thru drums is just smokin! There are spots where I feel Jerry gets a bit heavy handed with the midi, but nothing that can't be overlooked. Also was not crazy about Bruce's accordian on Masterpiece.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 13, 2011 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw that show! No, the actual show, not DSO

Ugh.. that cursed accordion!

What was it Garcia said? "We don't let just anybody sit in on accordion."

No, I suppose they reserved that spot exlusively for people on whom Jerry has a man-crush.

I think the 9/4 Scarlet starts very strong -- Jerry nails the between verse solos -- but it does start to drift a little after they open it up, pre-transition. But yeah, Fire is off the hook. There's a video from this set, and Jerry is really animated. Great stuff. The crowd was going bonkers.